Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium at the University of Cincinnati
Founded in 1927, The Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium at the University of Cincinnati (CINC) is the third largest of Ohio’s 17 herbaria. Our collection contains an estimated 118,500 specimens.
Dr. Margaret H. Fulford
Historical collections of Cincinnati’s vascular flora, a world class collection of non-vascular plants, and more!
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Why are herbaria important?
Natural history collections are integral to our understanding of the natural world. Collections, such as those existing in herbaria, are records of the past and references for those studying taxonomy and biodiversity. These collections are valuable resources for scientists to solve issues that are becoming increasingly pressing such as pollution and invasive species.